I sat and watched my girlfriend get her side piece worked on for 4 1/2 hours today, not only was I jealous of her because she was getting tattooed, but I also realized how much of a bitch I am... Homegirl fell asleep while getting her ribcage tattooed.....
I am getting my ribs done next week. And ya know what? I am already crying over it. lol.
I keep seeing complete single speeds on ebay for under $250, I may pick one up soon, I try and ride to work in the spring/summer as much as possible. Sees like it would be nice to have a SS.
You could probably put one together for cheaper than that. An old road bike find on craigslist you can probably score pretty cheap. And look for flip flop wheelsets on the cheap too! Then a chain will cost you like $10-$20. If you just want a single speed, you can just find a road bike.. take the deraileurs off, and replace the rear cassette with a BMX freewheel and a spacer. My first SS road bike cost me $80 total cos I went that route!